Presidential Election

Hillary Clinton's running mate Virginia Senator Tim Kaine campaigned in Greensboro Wednesday. He touted Clinton's economic plans and highlighted North Carolina's importance in this year's presidential race. After the rally, the Democratic vice presidential nominee spoke with WFAE's Mark Rumsey by phone.

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Hundreds of people were lined up before 9 a.m. Monday outside the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, where Republican presidential candidate and front-runner Donald Trump was scheduled to speak at noon.  Most were Trump believers, while a few supporting others came to hear his message. And across the parking lot, a handful of protesters waved anti-Trump signs.

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Jennifer Lang

In March, North Carolina primary voters will have their pick of 27 presidential candidates. And no that’s not just the Republican field.

Could Trump Run As A 'Sore Loser' In The Carolinas?

Aug 27, 2015

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For Republican leaders, perhaps the biggest nightmare scenario in the presidential race is not Donald Trump winning their party’s nomination, but him losing, and then running in the general election—and siphoning off Republican votes—as an independent. To prevent that in the Carolinas, GOP leaders could look to election laws known as “sore loser” provisions.

We had a brutal presidential election that most Americans believe ended late on the evening of November 6th.  But did it really?

A little known gathering of individuals across the country will take place this month, on the Monday following the second Wednesday in December. This group, known as the electors, will cast their votes for the president and vice president of the United States.

In a previous post, I noted that the United States is seeing a pattern of “regionalism” when it comes to presidential elections.  Since 2000, both parties have dominated in two sets of regions, while one region consistently plays the “battleground” status to determining who wins the White House.

With the word last week that the Romney campaign was feeling “confident enough about North Carolina … to shift staff out of the state” on the same day as in-person early voting started, it might be wise for them to consider some past history and the first couple of days worth of early voting.